Monce-en-Belin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Mans at 13 km from Monce-en-Belin

Visit Monce-en-Belin: highlights and tourist information

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Monce-en-Belin is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Monce-en-Belin in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Mans at 13 km and Chateau du Lude at 28 km.

Monce-en-Belin, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Le Mans

Le Mans

at 13 km (direction )

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also...

See Le Mans guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 28 km (direction south)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of...

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 30 km (direction west)

Parcé sur Sarthe is a classified petites cites de caractere and has...

See Parcé-sur-Sarthe guide


at 32 km (direction west)

The small town of Asnières-sur-Vègre is especially picturesque in the area around...

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at 37 km (direction west)

It is the countryside around Beaumont-sur-Sarthe that is the main attraction, but...

See Beaumont-sur-Sarthe guide


at 37 km (direction west)

Solesmes is known for its Abbey Saint-Pierre, an important benedictine abbey that...

See Solesmes guide


at 40 km (direction north-west)

Sillé le Guillaume has a chateau dating to the 11th century and...

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at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

The traditional market hall and remains of a medieval castle, and the...

See Fresnay-sur-Sarthe guide


at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and...

See Bauge guide


at 46 km (direction west), in the Mayenne department

The principal attraction in Saulges is the caves, occupied in prehistoric times...

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Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

The medieval village and the castle in the pretty village of Sainte-Suzanne...

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La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

at 47 km (direction east-north-east)

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of our...

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at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Mayenne department

The highlight here at Evron is the Abbey of Notre Dame, in...

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at 67 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

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Markets in and near Monce-en-Belin

  • Arnage: market Saturday (4km)
  • Allonnes: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (10km)
  • La Suze-sur-Sarthe: market Thursday (12km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (21km)
  • Noyen-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (22km)
  • Malicorne-sur-Sarthe: market Friday (23km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (28km)
  • Loue: market Tuesday (28km)

More information about Monce-en-Belin, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Monce-en-Belin, France

What to do at Monce-en-Belin? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Monce-en-Belin.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (13km)
  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (14km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (9km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (13km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (21km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (26km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (28km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (14km)
  • Cogners (35km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (5km)

Geography and distances

Monce-en-Belin is in the north-west of France at 14 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Monce-en-Belin is 192 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monce-en-Belin

Canton: Écommoy

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72230

Distance to Monce-en-Belin

from Le Mans (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 192 km

from Calais: 360 km

from Nice: 719 km

from Bordeaux: 345 km

from Strasbourg: 564 km

Getting here

Most visitors get here by car having taken a ferry, probably to Saint-Malo or Caen, and then a drive of around 2 - 3 hours. For driving distances to Monce-en-Belin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arnage, Fille, Guecelard, Laigne-en-Belin, Mulsanne, Ruaudin, Saint-Gervais-en-Belin, Spay and Teloche.

This page in French: Visiter Monce-en-Belin


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